"How Creativity Works"
Most of us have at one time or another thought one of the following: "How can I be more creative?" "I'm just not creative enough." "Why are others more creative?" or something where you probably questioned your creative brain.
Well, I have and on NPR just the other day I heard a story about creativity. If you want to hear it the link is(about eight minutes): http://www.npr.org/2012/03/19/148777350/how-creativity-works-its-all-in-...
One of the most surprising statements on the radio, was that if you hit a creativity block, instead of sitting down in front of that blank peice of paper, you should get away, where you can relax, and that's were you might get some inspiration. Whether or not such people as Steve Jobs, Beethoven, Mozart, Shakespeare, and many others did this, we may not know completely, however would it not be great to try and get ideas that you would never have thought you were capable of? Of course, there aren't any promises, but it could help you find a thesis statement for that English essay thats due in a week, or a new view upon that Hamlet monologue.
With that being said, the real definition for creativity is not what most of us(if not all) grew up with. There are many different influences and varieties on creativity, I'm sure if anyone reads the book by Jonah Lehrer on this subject(book title on the website of the above link), it may improve your thought process even higher.